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TB Screening and Immunization Requirements

The following health requirements are mandatory for all affiliated students or affiliated instructors on UMMC's campuses. Affiliated schools/programs must verify individuals meet each requirement by obtaining documentation. Affiliated schools/programs should keep the documentation for 2 years following the affiliated student placements and provide to UMMC during future auditing.

TB Screening

Conditions and Requirements for TB Screening
ConditionRequirement
No prior TB screeningBaseline TB blood test or 2-step TB skin test completed within 1-90 days prior to the UMMC start date
Negative TB skin or blood test > 12 monthsRepeat TB blood test or 2-step TB skin test completed within 1-90 days prior to the UMMC start date
Prior negative TB baseline screening and TB skin or blood test within past 12 monthsAnnual repeat TB blood test or 1-step TB skin test
Exposure to TB case or recent travel to TB endemic country* since last TB test (even if last TB test < 12 months)Repeat TB blood test or 1-step TB skin test
Previous positive TB blood or TB skin testComplete and submit a current pulmonary history form and submit record of evaluation and treatment of prior positive TB test (TB screening test result, chest X-ray, treatment if any received)

*See the CDC's list of high-risk countries.

Immunization history

Requirement

  • 2 MMR vaccines (or positive measles, rubella and mumps titers)
  • 2 Varicella vaccines (or a positive titer or history of disease based on physician diagnosis)
  • 3 Hepatitis vaccines (or positive hepatitis B antibody titer or have on file a UMMC declination statement
  • Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) within 10 years 

Influenza vaccination

Requirement

Influenza vaccination during influenza season

An approved religious or medical exemption must meet standards outlined in the UMMC mandatory influenza vaccine policy and procedure. Those with an approved exemption must wear a face mask (N-95 respirator) while on any UMMC campus during influenza season.